I’m reading this article from the Washington Post and I’m having trouble with the abbreviation ph. An example:
Also today, the president signed (ph) designations for acting heads of executive departments and agencies to maintain continuity in those critical positions.
I thought at first that it might stand for photo, ie a photo was flashed up at the press briefing of Trump signing the designations. But that certainly doesn’t fit with the following extract:
QUESTION: Janet (ph).
SPICER: Janet (ph). I’m sorry.
QUESTION: Thank you. What did Mr. (ph) Curtis (ph) mean when he said that he would work through Congress to get special something - we don’t what it is (inaudible) recipients
No indication in the article of what it means and a quick google brought no illumination. Any ideas? (I hope I’m not going to have to kick myself because the answer is obvious!)